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Double trouble for London-bound commuters as second fault leads to further delays

PUBLISHED: 08:49 29 August 2018 | UPDATED: 08:49 29 August 2018

Network Rail engineers working on the Great Eastern Mainline (stock image) Picture: NETWORK RAIL

Network Rail engineers working on the Great Eastern Mainline (stock image) Picture: NETWORK RAIL


London-bound rail commuters in the region have been dealt a second blow this morning after a points failure led to delays on top of earlier troubles caused by signalling issues.

Greater Anglia said services were having to run at reduced speed due to a points failure between Stratford and Forest Gate on the Great Eastern Mainline this morning.

“Train services running through these stations may be delayed by up to 15 minutes,” a spokesman added.

“Disruption is expected until 11am.”

Services from Ipswich, Norwich, Clacton-on-Sea, Braintree, Colchester and Colchester Town towards London Liverpool Street have been affected.

“Trains are having to run at a reduced speed which is also causing congestion in the area and delaying services further,” a spokesman added.

The failure follows earlier signalling problems on the line at Ingatestone.

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